Reviewer:Eric in Descanso, CA.
February 20, 2009 Subject:
R2-3: Wild West Rodeo (marquee, barkers, band, horseback riders), the Cuban Village (marquee paintings of dancers, stage show: “Dance Sacrificio,” "Dance Rurales," "Dance of the Wash Day," "La Conga," "Shoeing the Mare," "Dance Wow"), Archery Range, outdoor bandstand with the Glenn Gray band (women jitterbugging together, including slow-motion shots of jitterbugging couples, Gray signing autographs), Washington Hall, Meteor Speedway (includes CU of comic animated figure out front), Laff in the Dark, Cyclone roller coaster, exterior of Giant 30' Monsters (snakes), Shoot the Works (shooting gallery), Dodgem (bumper cars), Snapper (teacups), Flying Scooters, Windmill, Fountain Lake, view of Parachute jump, Paddle Boats, Florida's Building, Night in the Amusement area showing various marquees at night (many of which were shown earlier in the daylight), Roll-O-Plane, more marquees at night, Aquacade show after dark, fireworks (17:14)
We start this part off of course, by going to the rodeo. We see a barker and two rodeo girls of dubious quality. We go into the rodeo show and watch some horses begin a show. I guess Medicus got bored of this because the next thing we see is the Cuban Village where we see a variety of dances, including, yes, the Limbo! Somewhat awkward staging though. From there, we have.. Archery set-ups!! Not too sure for what purpose though. After that, we spend some time with Glenn Gray and his orchestra. All that music just makes people want to dance!! So they do! The dance floor gets quite crowded with the experienced and inexperienced. Interesting how most of the dancers weresame sex.. Glenn Gray does such an awesome job that everyone wants his autograph afterwards! We then go to Washington Hall.. Nothing extraordinary there THEN we go to a great little tour of Midway Attractions!! Lets see.. Meteor Speedway!! (Nice animatronic model!) The obligatory black kids! Laff In The Park! The Cyclone! ( I can see another ride to the right, not too sure what that is) Goant 30 Monsters! (Side story, I remember being suckered into seeing A Man Eating Chicken once at a midway) A skeet shooting gallery called Shoot The Works! Dodgem! (were these bumper cars?) We see a great ticket booth, nice and round, for an unidentified ride, Ohhh it was for the Snapper! A tea cup ride! We then get a view of some childrens butts, (!!) before heading to the Aerial Sky Ride, which is like one of those kiddie rocket rides that goes round and round, you can go up and down. This looks to be uh, youre on s rocket, and its attached to a cable and its going FAST. Lol, We see some people looking at the ride, in the distance there appears a restaurant with the GREAT name of Piels Rondevoo Then after viewing how somewhat sparse the fair is attended, we see a Windmill under operation. Noticed a flag there, not too sure whose it is. From there, we go to Fountain lake. Was this man made? This was a huge lake! People paddleboating and canoeing across it.During that time, it starts to get dark, and medicus then explores the park after dark, going back to his favorite places it seems. The Magazine covers, the strange objects, Yes, the glass blowers of America, and even gets to ANOTHER showing of the Aquacade! That man seriously loved that show it seems. And then we finally close off this reel with fireworks. Huzzah!!
June 24, 2004 Subject:
Another good reel for the carnival and midway fan
Wild West Rodeo (marquee, barkers, band, horseback riders)
The Cuban Village (marquee paintings of dancers, stage show, Dance Sacrificio, "Dance Rurales", "Dance of the Wash Day", "La Conga", "Shooting the Mare", "Wow")
Glenn Gray band, women swing dancing together, Gray signing autographs
Meteor Speedway, animated figure on marquee
Laff in the Dark
Cyclone roller coaster
Giant 30' Monster
Shoot the Works (shooting gallery?)